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By Jim Rapoza  |  Posted 2005-10-31 Email Print this article Print

Evaluation Shortlist The Exo Platform SARLs Exo Platform An open-source Java-based portal system that is less mature but still very similar to Liferay (

Magnolia Organization LLCs Magnolia This open-source Java-based content management system puts a high premium on usability, with a very good user interface (

Microsoft Corp.s SharePoint Available as part of Windows Server 2003 as SharePoint Services or in a more robust form as SharePoint Portal Server, SharePoint lets businesses deploy portal capabilities with a high premium on collaboration and integration with Microsoft Office (

Plone Foundations Plone An eWEEK Labs Analysts Choice winner, this open-source product is one of the best solutions, period, for company portals and intranets (

Jim Rapoza, Chief Technology Analyst, eWEEK.For nearly fifteen years, Jim Rapoza has evaluated products and technologies in almost every technology category for eWEEK. Mr RapozaÔÇÖs current technology focus is on all categories of emerging information technology though he continues to focus on core technology areas that include: content management systems, portal applications, Web publishing tools and security. Mr. Rapoza has coordinated several evaluations at enterprise organizations, including USA Today and The Prudential, to measure the capability of products and services under real-world conditions and against real-world criteria. Jim Rapoza's award-winning weekly column, Tech Directions, delves into all areas of technologies and the challenges of managing and deploying technology today.

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